Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Exmouth (H 02)

British Destroyer

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

NameHMS Exmouth (H 02)
Type:Destroyer (E-class)
Tonnage1,475 tons
Completed1934 - Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack21 Jan 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-22 (Karl-Heinrich Jenisch)
Position58° 18'N, 2° 25'W - Grid AN 1684
Complement190 officers and men (190 dead - no survivors)
History Completed in October 1934 
Notes on event

At 05.35 hours on 21 January 1940 HMS Exmouth (H 02) (Capt R.S. Benson, DSO, RN) was hit on the starboard side in the bow by a G7e torpedo from U-22 and sank with all hands within three minutes about 21 miles southeast of Noss Head in the Moray Firth. The destroyer was escorting the British motor merchant Cyprian Prince which was missed with one G7a torpedo at 05.38 hours.

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On boardWe have details of 190 people who were on board

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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